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WaPo’s Capehart Blamed Trump for Smollett Hoax, Hasn’t Apologized

Because democracy dies in darkness – or something.

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While many in the mainstream press jumped at the opportunity to label Trump supporters as racist homophobes in the wake of the Jussie Smollett hate hoax, most at least qualified the “attack,” recognizing that Smollett was making allegations that had not been proven.

But not The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart. The words “allegedly” or “reportedly” were completely dropped from his vernacular when he joined National Public Radio’s “1A” – funded by your tax dollars – on Friday. Capehart was absolutely sure that Smollett’s attack happened just the way the actor described, and that white, Middle American, Trump-supporting bigots were to blame.

He said:

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“I think that for a lot of African Americans, it sent several signals. One, the noose around the neck is unmistakeable. It goes back to segregation, Jim Crow, lynching, the sort of domestic terror that was visited upon African Americans in the South. The fact that it [was] repeatedly said ‘This is MAGA country’ adds to sort of the atmosphere of menace that African Americans in particular and people of color in general have felt since the advent of the Trump administration, given the rhetoric from the campaign and out of the administration.

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And then lastly, I would say the fact that Jussie Smollett is [a] famous African American, and that this happened in Chicago sends a clear signal, I think, to African Americans that there are people in this country who want to make it clear that no matter who you are, where you live, you are not safe.If an African American is not safe from racial violence in Chicago — racially motivated and homophobic, cannot leave that out, homophobic violence — in an urban center like Chicago, then you’re not safe anywhere.”

Note the timing: Capehart made these matter-of-fact statements on Friday, when the status of Smollett’s claims were already being questioned in the mainstream. The same day, a Chicago ABC News station had reported that Chicago Police believed the “attack” had been staged. Shouldn’t the status of the investigation have at least merited some consideration from Capehart?

Apparently not.

BLP reached out to Capehart, but he did not return a comment request.


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SAD: Fake News Media Attempts to Re-Brand Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic as the ‘Trumpvirus’

Maybe Trump derangement syndrome is the real plague.

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The fake news media, desperate to protect the Chinese communists who they are in the tank for, are pathetically attempting to re-brand coronavirus as the “Trumpvirus.”

The New York Times published an op/ed on Wednesday, in which author Gail Collins complained that Vice President Mike Pence would be focusing on stopping the spread of coronavirus throughout the United States.

“Yeah, when you think of Mike Pence you maybe don’t think about Pandemic Fighter Supreme. But as President Trump pointed out repeatedly, he has already run Indiana,” Collins wrote.

She added: “Well, it probably could have been worse. Having a czar does make you feel there’s somebody in charge. At least Trump didn’t come before the cameras and announce solemnly, ‘Today I’m asking every American to cross your fingers.'”

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She continued to complain about the President’s behavior in the op/ed from there.

“So the problems are the Democrats and the flu. The answers are Mike Pence and … reminding the public once again that Nancy Pelosi’s district has a big homeless problem,” Collins wrote.

“Earlier in the day Trump argued, via tweet, that despite the expressions of concern by the evil media and “incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades,” the government is perfectly prepared to handle the coronavirus. Which he misspelled “caronavirus.” But nobody’s perfect,” she added.

Collins concluded, in a sad attempt at humor: “Chances are, if the president is encouraged to mix the subjects of coronavirus and Mexico walls, he’ll suddenly announce that we need a barrier much bigger and thicker and more expensive, so it can stop the flow of immigrant germs.”

Conservative pundits Dave Rubin and Ben Shapiro pointed out the insanity of blaming the coronavirus on Trump when the authoritarian nation of China was the clear origin of the global pandemic that now has the entire world on edge.

“So China releases a highly viral and significantly deadly virus and actively shuts down information about it, the virus hits every populated continent…and you’re calling it Trumpvirus?” Shapiro asked incredulously in a Tweet.

“I refuse to link to The NY Times anymore but yes, it’s true, the paper has been infected by Trumpvirus,” Rubin wrote.

“It starts as a standard case of Trump Dernagement (sic) Syndrome, but spreads quickly and takes over the host completely,” he added.

The fake news media is covering for their Chinese masters, and trying to assign all blame on President Trump. Their Trump derangement syndrome and the effect it is having on deranged liberals worldwide may be the worst public health crisis of all.

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